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Louis Vuitton; some unknown facts

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26 August, 2015: louis-vuitton_logo_1257 Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton or shortened to LV, is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label’s LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelery, accessories, sunglasses and books. Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s leading international fashion houses; it sells its products through standalone boutiques, lease departments in high-end department stores, and through the e-commerce section of its website. For six consecutive years (2006–2012), Louis Vuitton was named the world’s most valuable luxury brand.

  1. Louis Vuitton Malletier began his career as a trunk maker at age 16.
  2. The house ofLouis Vuitton was founded in 1854.
  3. Louis’s son George Vuittoncreated a new type of lock, the tumbler lock.
  4. The father and son were so sure of their lock thatthey challenged Harry Houdini to a public escape. Sadly, Houdini didn’t agree.
  5. The brand’s signature monogram canvasdebuted in 1896 as a way to fight counterfeits.
  6. In 1914, the largest luggage store in the world wasopened by the brand on Champs-Élysées in Paris.
  7. Items are stillmade by hand in France.
  8. The famous monograminspired artist Salvador Dalí to create the “Dalígram.”
  9. More recently, the brand has teamed up withartists like Takashi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse.
  10. Sex and the Cityhelped instigate a craze for the designer and its knockoffs.
  11. Celebrities includingAngelina Jolie, Madonna, and David Bowie have posed for the brand, but the strangest campaign star may be Mikhail Gorbachev, the final president of the USSR
  12. The label is part of LVMH,a group comprising 70 retail houses including Christian Dior, Donna Karan.
  13. TheM and H in LVMH stand for Moët and Hennessy, two popular brands of alcohol.
  14. According toForbes, Louis Vuitton is considered the world’s 14th most valuable brand.
  15. As of 2013, the brand had been mentioned 19 times in songs by Kanye West.
  16. Marc Jacobs was the brand’s artistic director for 16 years, from 1997 to 2013.
  17. The head designer forLouis Vuitton is currently Nicolas Ghesquière, who took the helm in 2013.

 

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